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Quotations by author » Blaise Pascal
French Mathematician, Philosopher and Physicist, 1623-1662
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A mere trifle consoles us for a mere trifle distresses us.
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A trifle consoles us because a trifle distresses us.
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All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room
AbilityMankind
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
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All of man's troubles,
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All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling
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All the principles of sceptics, stoics, atheists, etc., are true. But their conclusions are false, because the opposite principles are also true.
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And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
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Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.
Animals
Any unity which doesn't have its origin in the multitudes is tyranny.
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Atheists ought to say what is perfectly evident; now it is not perfectly evident that the soul is material.
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Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.
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Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
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Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
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Brave deeds are wasted when hidden
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Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
KillingStupidity
Christianity is strange. It bids man recognise that he is vile, even abominable, and bids him desire to be like God. Without such a counterpoise, this dignity would make him horribly vain, or this humiliation would make him terribly abject.
CharityChristianityGodKindnessReligion
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves.
LovePassion
Console thyself, thou wouldst not seek Me, if thou hadst not found Me
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Continued eloquence is wearisome
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